16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Drive to Laguindingan Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Akaslompolo
— 8 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 4th (Mon), stop by Taiga Colors, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker.

Awao, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Awao to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Awao in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Akaslompolo

— 8 nights
You've now added Yllas Ski Resort to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Akaslompolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Akaslompolo at -11°C and lows at -22°C. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Marttiini Store Old Factoryfor some retail therapy. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route planning tool.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akaslompolo in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."